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Pine Lake, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Pine Lake had a population of 739 as of July 1, 2020. Pine Lake ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pine Lake is located at latitude 33.7937 and longitude -84.206 in DeKalb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pine Lake encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. DeKalb County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 948 feet.

The City of Pine Lake (GNIS ID: 2404521) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Pine Lake is located within Stone Mountain Division of DeKalb County.


Pine Lake, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 739 (100%)
Population in Households 738 (99.9%)
Population in Families 519 (70.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 3,102
Diversity Index2 46


Median Household Income $39,100
Average Household Income $50,751
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $21,167
Wealth Index5 36


Total HU (Housing Units) 439 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 125 (28.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 241 (54.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $156,250
Average Home Value $163,911
Housing Affordability Index3 163


Total Households 365
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 194
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.26% -0.05%
Households -0.16% 0.0%
Families 2.09% -0.1%
Median Household Income   0.47%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.16%


Pine Lake, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pine Lake to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 398 36th
Population Density # 25 96th
Median Household Income # 395 37th
Housing Affordability Index # 158 25th
Per Capita Income # 351 44th
Diversity Index # 404 36th

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